Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults who had seen a practitioner for acupuncture during the past 12 months (ACUYR) and who had used acupuncture for a specific health problem (ACUTREAT), ACUNOCONV identifies those who had received no conventional medical treatment for the condition for which they most used acupuncture (ACUTCONMOST).
The survey question for ACUNOCONV collected information about the use of specific conventional medical treatments for the condition for which acupuncture was used the most, if the person had received conventional medical treatment. The specific treatments asked about were:
- Mental health counseling (ACUCOUN)
- Prescription medications (ACUPMED)
- Over-the-counter medications (ACUNPMED)
- Physical therapy (ACUPT)
- Surgery (ACUSURG)
Interviewers asked, "Did you receive any of these conventional medical treatments for [condition for which acupuncture was used the most]?" and entered all treatments reported by the respondent.
For more information about the full range of variables related to acupuncture, including definitions, see ACUYR.
- 2007: Sample adults age 18+ who have seen a practitioner for acupuncture during the past 12 months and have used acupuncture for a specific health problem or condition.
- 2007 : SAMPWEIGHT